Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Finland becomes first country to launch own emoji

Emma Clark,

Finland is the first country in the world to publish its own country-themed emoji, which will make up a part of its Christmas calendar.

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Finland has become the first country in the world to publish its own set of country themed emojis.
They are to be featured as part of the Christmas calendar published by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on ThisisFINLAND.
This emoji collection contains important things associated with Finland and illustrates Finnish emotions. Some of the emotions are represented by an internationally known Finn. As a whole, these will reveal the weirdnesses and the strengths of the country and its people. The sauna, the headbanger, and the unbreakable (the Nokia 3310) are just three of the emoji that will be represented.
Director for Public Diplomacy, Petra Theman, explains that emojis have revolutionised the way people communicate. “The Finland emojis were designed with a tongue-in-cheek approach, but I hope that they will tell the world not only about our special features but also something about our strengths. One example is disarming honesty,” Theman added.
The emoji calendar features 24 hatches. For now, the site simply promises that the calendar is “coming soon.”

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